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"Far better than I had hoped for."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA
Current Intern - Intern in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

You get to do interesting and important work, even as an intern. The people are nice, helpful, and personable. There are free drinks (Coke products, Pepsi products, fruit juice, milk, and Starbucks coffee). They have an internal shuttle service that takes you anywhere you need to go and commuter buses with wifi.

Cons

For me, the only real downside has been how far it is from my home, girlfriend, and family. It'll be better when I come back full time though because they're paying relocation for my girlfriend and putting her on my health insurance even though we aren't married.

Advice to Management

Most of the PMs aren't actually useful. You could easily do with fewer of them.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Software Development Engineer in Test"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great company, great people and technology to work with.
    - Awesome benefits.
    - Work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Slowing down on innovation path.
    - Top leadership needs to change.

    Advice to Management

    - Encourage bottom-up innovation.


  2. "It is a good company globally"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of career growth and good culture, made many new friends

    Cons

    Less mobility across teams, politics within the company

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